Southeast Georgia Health System Campuses Named to Georgia Hospital Association Hospital Engagement Network Safety Leaders Circle
“We are very pleased to be recognized by the Georgia Hospital Association and to place in the Elite Circle as a result of the hard work and persistence of our team members and physicians,” says Gary R. Colberg, FACHE, president &
Southeast Georgia Health System is a participant in the GHA HEN, an initiative begun last year that is part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service’s (
To achieve these goals, there are major directives from
10 focus areas: Four are related to hospital-acquired infections (HAI); four are related to HACs; one is related to obstetrics (OB) and trying to eliminate elective deliveries before 39 weeks; and one is related to transition of care and reduction of readmissions. As part of their participation in the GHA HEN, hospitals selected two of these areas on which to focus in 2012. Scores for the Safety Leaders Circle are based on several criteria, including a database that measures hospitals’ improvement in their respective selected areas.
“Thanks to the leadership and commitment of Southeast Georgia Health System, we have made great progress in achieving the significant life-saving goals of this important initiative,” said Earl Rogers, president of GHA. “We are proud to recognize the hard work of the Brunswickand Camdencampus staff and applaud their efforts and commitment to ensuring the reduction of infections and readmissions.”